Getting Around In St. Croix

Touring St Croix by car is easy and affordable. St Croix rental companies offer a wide range of vehicles including cars, jeeps, SUV's, and vans. Rental rates are generally less expensive than other islands and there is no sales tax. Gas is also less expensive than other islands and the US mainland. Why? A major oil & gasoline storage facility is located right on St Croix plus there are no expensive gasoline taxes.

Did you know... Island hopping from St Croix, for those that want to explore nearby island destinations, is fast, convenient and affordable. St. Croix offers just about everything you want in an island vacation. However, there are many wonderful experiences available on other nearby islands, most of which can be reached quickly by plane and the high speed Ferry.

St. Croix travelers may choose from a variety of transportation options, from buses to car rentals to limos. A full-service bus line operates throughout St. Croix. Taxi and Jeep services are readily available. Most taxi drivers are able to provide their passengers with comprehensive tours of their island. Taxi rates are based on destination rather than mileage and regulated by the US Virgin Islands Taxi Commission.

Driving on the left side of the road is only one of the differences you will experience while touring the island of St. Croix. The island is twenty eight miles in length and seven miles at the widest point with two major towns- Christiansted at the center on the North shore and Frederiksted at the West end. The Caribbean Sea which surrounds the island is always there to guide you along the roads that wind around the coast.

Car rental agencies have a variety of vehicles, jeeps and sedans and eight passenger vans. The average price usually includes unlimited mileage. You pay for gas. Both US and other driver's licenses are recognized. The driver and front seat passenger are required by law to use seat belts.

Parking in Christiansted is limited. There is daytime paid parking on Hospital Street next to the Fort, and on the West side of town at Strand and King Cross Streets. Major roads are asphalt and well-maintained. The Melvin H. Evans Highway is the only four lane divided highway, running from mid-island West to within one mile of Frederiksted and the speed limit is 55 MPH with sections that are 35 MPH. In rural areas the 35 MPH limit applies. In town, 20 MPH.

APRIL 12, 5:30-7:30PM National Park Service Lecture Series Location TBA Monthly lectures regarding current resesarch at St. Croix’s three Nartional Parks. (340) 773-1460, www.stxparkfriends.org, Facebook. 

 APRIL 13-14, 7:30AM-5PM USVI Literary Festival & Book Fair UVI & Other Venues Titled “Rough Tides, Tough Times: Reflections and Transitions,” this annual event celebrates the literary arts, photography, and film/media. Hear from Dr. Lewis Gordon, Jamaica Kincaid, Sharon Lewis, Mali Olatunji, Tiphanie Yanique, Mario Picayo, Dr. Paget Henry, St. Croix and VI Caribbean authors! (340) 692-4152 or (340) 692-4122, www.usvilitfest.com. 

APRIL 13, 5-8 PM Book Bacchanal Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Info: (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org APRIL 13-14 Isaac Bay Sleepover St. Croix Hiking Association Join us for an overnight on the beach. Details posted on website one week in advance. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org 

 APRIL 13, 14, 20, 21, 6PM, APRIL 15, 4PM “Little Shop of Horrors” Caribbean Community Theater Good Hope Country Day School presents this fun 1960s pop rock musical. $10 for kids, 18 & under, $15 adults. Tickets sold at door. (340) 778-1974 x 2107. 

APRIL 14, 6AM Annual Run to Your Library Downtown Christiansted Join the national celebration of US libraries; this 5K race starts and ends at the Christiansted Library. (340) 643-2557, www.virginislandspace.org APRIL 14 WCSC’s “Starry, Starry Night” Café Christine Join the Women’s Coalition for a night of fun under the stars. Tasting menu, open bar, silent auction, DJ Fyah Coral, on the outdoor dance floor, fire dancers. $125 pp, $200 couple. (340) 773-9272, www.wcstx.org. 

 APRIL 19, 9AM-4PM 6th Annual VICCC Symposium UVI, Great Hall The VI Caribbean Cultural Center presents “Culture of Innovation: Caribbean Creative Industries, Arts and Technologies.” Register: (340) 692-4283, viccc@myuvi.net. APRIL 19, 5-8PM Art Thursday Downtown Christiansted More than a dozen galleries and shops show the works of artists and jewelry makers—a favorite of visitors and locals! Stay in town for dinner! Facebook. 

 APRIL 19, 5-8PM Nicole Canegata New Works Henle Studio Stop into the gallery and check the talents of photographer Nicole Cantata. (340) 718-0372. HenleGallery.com 

 APRIL 20, 8:30AM-4PM 7th Annual UVI Research Day UVI, Great Hall Posters, Exchanges, and Roundtables on projects, collaborations and STEAM demonstrations. For more info: uviresearchday@uvi.edu. 

 APRIL 20, 6PM-9PM Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Go West! Bring a blanket or beach chair and catch the cool sounds of local and international musicians. Food and drinks available. Free.

 APRIL 21, 6 PM-MIDNIGHT Free Outdoor Concert Caravelle Hotel and Casino Back by popular demand, the DSB band returns to help celebrate The Caravelle Hotel and Casino’s 2nd Anniversary! Their Journey renditions will keep you on your feet! (340) 227–7156 x 609, 616. Facebook. 

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Beach Guide

Did you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier        

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Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?

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Moving Here

DID YOU KNOW... In addition to it's long and rich multicultural history, friendly people, open spaces, the blue sea and near perfect year-round weather, there are a number of reasons to consider relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands, which includes St Croix, operate under U.S. law which is important in both business and personal matters. 

This means mainland US companies do business here including retail stores such as K-Mart, Radio Shack, Office Max, McDonald's and Wendy's. Also U.S. financial services including a variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer local service.  U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint, both operate here.

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Arriving By Cruise Ship

Our Port

The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships, submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships especially from Denmark, can be seen here.

The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach club     

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Planning A Trip

Planning a trip to the St. Croix is exciting, fun and so easy…..

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St. Croix Food Tours

Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour On St. Croix
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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful events and things to do in St. Croix

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Water Sports

Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

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